Terms and Conditions

Billing Policies

MATERIALS

Supplies such as sandpaper, glue, dowels, biscuits, screws, and small amounts of copy paper will be provided at no extra cost UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. If there is no material fee listed with your class choice, and wood is required for the workshop, then you will be responsible either to bring your own wood or to purchase it at the school after you arrive. If your class requires that you bring pre-dimensioned materials, a cut list will be sent by regular mail along with your class confirmation letter.  MASW can provide local sources that can provide pre-milled materials.  Most tool lists will be available online as they become available.

Walnut, cherry, poplar, maple, and oak will all be available in 4/4 and 8/4 thicknesses. Veneers, plywood, particleboard, and specific hardware will also be sold, but must be ordered ahead of time. Please note that some classes have extra fees to cover the expenses of class projects and specific practice materials. These fees cannot be substituted or waived.  Students may ship tools to their own attention at the school’s address and shipping from any workshop is easy with our in house UPS service.

It is important that you bring your own personal safety protection gear, such as safety glasses, dust mask, and earplugs. BE SURE TO BRING ONLY DOMESTIC WOODS WITHOUT SPALT, ROT, BUGS, NAILS, OR ANY FUNGUS.

TAG-A-LONG

Here’s a novel idea; how about bringing your son, daughter or grandchild to a class with you? If we don’t start now, they will never get involved with the craft we love. They sure aren’t being introduced to working with their hands at school. If you would like to bring a tag-a-long with you, we would love to have them.

Requirements:

  1. The tag-a-long MUST be between the ages of 13-17, no exceptions.
  2. The additional charge will be $390 for the week, $120 for the weekend and $60 for a one day class.
  3. Parent/Child combinations MUST work on the same bench or lathe.
  4. Parent/Child combinations MUST work on the same project.
  5. Tag-a-longs will not be allowed to run equipment without the assistance of their adult counterpart or a shop assistant.
  6. Tag-a-longs will not be allowed in every workshop, so when you sign up, you must verify that your particular workshop is one of the approved tag-a-long classes.
  7. Tag-a-longs MUST be present at every class demonstration.
  8. The guardian will be responsible at all times for the tag-a- long.
  9. The guardian or responsible person must sign a liability waiver form on behalf of their tag-a-long and assume total responsibility.

 

EASY PAY PLAN

Students who need a little extra time to pay for classes can be put on a payment schedule that meets their needs. Call 317-535-4013 and ask for Paula, and she will set up a program that works for you within your budget. Please note: classes are to be paid in full before the first day of class.

 

TUITION

Most weekend classes are priced between $150 and $350, depending on the length of class and the number of participants. The average two day class is $300.  Some weekend classes will also require an additional materials fee. All Saturday and Sunday classes start at 9 a.m. and will include lunch. There is a $50 deposit for each one day class and a $125 deposit on a full weekend class upon registration.

Full week classes (Monday through Friday) are at the very reasonable price of just $795 and will include lunch every day. Each full week class starts at 8 a.m. and requires a deposit of $300, which confirms your spot in the class. The two week apprenticeship classes will cost $1600. During the two week Apprenticeship class, the shop is not open on Saturday or Sunday because of interference with the weekend classes. All class(es) longer than five days require a deposit of $400, which confirms your spot in the class. Please note that some classes have additional fees to cover any class materials, which will be included in your final billing. You will be sent a final bill approximately 20 – 30 days before the start of class. Most tool lists will be available online unless your class has a specific cut list. This information will be mailed to you with your class confirmation letter. Keep in mind that all classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to outside contracts, or agreements with publishers, most instructors are NOT allowed to be filmed or have any of their processes videotaped.  Because MASW does not hold the rights to film instructors, neither do students.  Videotaping of any class session is NOT permitted.  This also holds true for personal use.  However you can take all the still photographs you wish. 

Each student will be responsible to read and fully understand and accept the registration process including the annual non-refundable registration fee and the cancellation policy before signing up. Class availability on the web page will be updated as often as possible, but all online registrations will not be official until your credit card has been manually processed.

 

NONREFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45. THIS REGISTRATION FEE IS NOT A PART OF THE CLASS FEE AND IS NOT DEDUCTED FROM THE FINAL BALANCE DUE. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.

 

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

  1. Sign up on line at www.marcadams.com or call at 317-535-4013 or you can even mail in your registration form and a check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express number (including the expiration date and the three-digit “V” code on the back of the card) to cover the workshop deposit and nonrefundable registration fee to:

 

                  Marc Adams School of Woodworking

                  5504 East, 500 North

                  Franklin, IN 46131-7993

 

  1. You may register by phone beginning Friday, December 1, 2017, with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express card, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time at 317-535-4013, or fax your registration to 317-535-1713. You may register online at www.marcadams.com.

 

  1. Any class with fewer than eight students may be canceled.

 

  1. The Marc Adams School of Woodworking reserves the right to overbook or cancel any class and to change or substitute any instructor at any time. Overbooking remains the discretion of the instructor and MASW.

 

  1. Students may go online to www.marcadams.com to see which classes still have openings or updates on NEW workshops that may be added during the school year. Registration online is not in real time so some classes could be sold out even though they still show they are available online. If there is a problem with your online sign-up, you will   be notified within two working days. It is always a good idea to follow up an online sign up with a phone call to Paula at 317-535-4013.

 

  1. MASW regular office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Calls outside of this time or weekend calls will be returned the next business day.

 

 

PAYMENTS

  1. Payment of the appropriate deposit and registration fee must accompany your registration and application when enrolling.

 

  1. Full payment for the tuition must be received prior to the beginning of your workshop. You will be mailed a paper invoice to remind you. Due to potentially long waiting lists, we ask that you notify us in writing as soon as possible if you have a change of plans.

 

  1. There will be no discounts allowed for extra class sign ups.

 

  1. We accept personal checks, money orders, company checks, and Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

 

  1. There will be a $50 fee to transfer from one class to another. Class payments will not be transferred to future classes outside the current year’s class schedule.

 

  1. The Marc Adams School of Woodworking reserves the right to withdraw any student from a class if he or she has not paid in full before the first day of class.

 

  1. Tag-a-longs will be allowed for certain classes and are limited explicitly to children between the ages of 13-17. Only one child per one adult will be allowed. For a listing of pricing and other requirements, please contact Paula at paula@marcadams.com.

 

 

REFUND AND CANCELLATION/WITHDRAW POLICY

  1. To be eligible for any returned money, you must send a dated letter requesting any refunds. ALL REFUNDS WILL BE BASED ON THE ENVELOPE POSTMARK DATE.

 

  1. Email and telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted for refunds.

 

  1. There will be an automatic $50 cancellation fee (per class) for any canceled registration, regardless of the date of withdrawal. If you cancel one class and transfer to another, this $50 fee is still applied.

 

  1. If you withdraw from a workshop more than 60 days in advance, the school will refund the deposit on the class, less the $50 cancellation fee and $45 nonrefundable registration fee.

 

  1. If you withdraw 30 to 59 days before the class, the school will refund only 50% of the deposit on the class, less the $50 cancellation fee and $45 nonrefundable registration fee.

 

  1. If you withdraw within 29 days of the class, there will be NO REFUND OR TRANSFERRING OF THE MONEY TO ANOTHER CLASS ON ALL PAID MONEY FOR ANY REASON.

 

  1. If you cancel any class and are eligible for a refund, the available refundable money can be applied to another class in the same year (less the $50 cancellation fee). You cannot transfer money to another class in the next year’s schedule.

 

  1. Refundable money will be sent back before the end of the school year.

 

  1. If for any reason MASW must cancel a workshop, all money will be refunded, including the annual registration fee.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

There is no smoking permitted in the school buildings at any time, nor will alcohol be allowed at any time. If you are on medications that could impair your judgment, you will not be allowed to operate power equipment but you must notify us if you are taking any drugs that could impair your judgment. Young children will not be allowed in the school during school work hours. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Videotaping of any instructional workshops is strictly prohibited. Unsafe acts will not be permitted! Woodworking is inherently dangerous. Using hand tools or power tools improperly can lead to serious injury or death. By taking these workshops, you agree to do so solely at your own risk and release the sponsors, owners, guest lecturers, assistants, staff, other students, manufacturers, directors, board members and managers from any claims or liabilities from injury, loss, damage or death. Each student must sign a liability waiver stating that they have read, understand and agree to the contents of the liability waiver.  Students will not be allowed to work with spalted woods, exotic woods or any materials that could be hazardous to other students. Each student will be responsible to read and fully understand and accept the registration process including the annual non-refundable registration fee and the cancellation policy before signing up. Class availability on the web page will be updated as often as possible, but ALL online registrations will not be official until your credit card has been manually processed. For more information on our tag-a-long program and associated pricing please contact Paula at paula@marcadams.com. Tag-a-longs are restricted to ages 13-17 and to specific workshops only. All full week workshops will wrap up between 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the last day of class and weekends wrap between 4:00-4:30 p.m. on the last day of class.  UPS services are available at the school. Students who intentionally violate any rules or put others at risk will be asked to leave.